I mentioned in an earlier post about my grandparents upcoming diamond wedding celebrations. Not being able to afford a gift of real diamonds, I’ve made diamond themed scarves instead!
The heather coloured one is for my Nanny (who my shop is named after). I used this diamond trails pattern, but made it longer and repeated the middle diamond rows a few times. It took 2 skeins exactly of wendy merino dk wool (232m) when using a 5.5mm hook. I really like it; it looked a lot better after blocking.
The chunky grey scarf started off being this pattern I mentioned previously in my zigzag scarf post. But after one pattern repeat of the diamonds I realised that it ate wool and I didn’t have enough to make it wide enough. So I modified it to just have diamonds down the middle.
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Pattern (for chunky grey diamond infinty scarf):
I used Wendy Serenity Super Chunky wool and a size 9mm hook (3 skeins – 240m). This pattern made an infinity scarf long enough to double up around the neck.
Front post treble crochet 2 together: fptrc2tog
This makes a V-shaped stitch in front of the work with the two arms of the V being worked around the posts of sc stitches 2 rows below. All the V’s worked side by side make a zigzag pattern (one half of the diamond pattern).
Work the first fptrc2tog as follows:
- Yarn over hook twice, insert hook horizontally (from front to back to front again) behind the “post” of the 2nd sc in the initial start row, yarn over hook and draw up a loop (4 loops on hook). *Yarn over hook, draw through 2 loops, repeat from *, 2 loops left on hook (one arm of the V made).
- Yarn over hook twice, skip 3 sc posts, insert hook horizontally behind the next post. Yarn over hook and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook). *Yarn over hook, draw through 2 loops, repeat from *, 3 loops left on hook. Yarn over hook, draw through all three loops.
- There will be an “unworked” stitch left in the row below (behind the newly made fptrc2tog stitch).
The remaining fptrc2tog stitches of round 2 are worked the same but with the first arm of the V worked around the same post as the last arm of the previous stitch.
After round 2 the fptrc2tog stitch is worked around the top of the previous fptr2tog stitches rather than the sc posts.
Front post double crochet: fpdc
Yarn over. Insert the hook horizontally from the front of the work behind the post of the stitch in the row below, and back to the front on the other side. Complete the double crochet as usual. (Useful video here.)
Fsc 76 (or multiple of 4). Join with a sl-st into first st being careful not to twist the chain. (When weaving in ends you can use the tail to join the chain sts together for a seamless look).
Row 1: Ch2 (counts as one dc), dc in each stitch around, join with a sl-st
Row 2: Ch1, sc in first 3 sts, fptrc2tog, *sc in next 3 sts, fptrc2tog, repeat from * around, join with a sl-st.
Row 3: Ch2 (counts as 1 dc), dc in each st around, join with a sl-st
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *fptrc2tog (going around the tops of the previous fptrc2tog sts), sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, join with a sl-st
Row 5: Ch1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st.
Row 6: Ch2 (counts as dc), *fpdc, dc, repeat from * around finishing with a fpdc and join with a sl-st into the first st.
Row 7-8: Repeat row 6 working the fpdc’s around the fpdc’s of the row below.
Row 9: Ch1, sc around, finish with and invisible join. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Now join the yarn to the original starting chain on the other side of the work to make the ribbing effect on the other side of the diamonds.
Row 10 – 14: Repeat rows 5-9.
Block as desired (I didn’t bother!)